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New emulsions system provides greater safety, control of explosives

21st November 2008 Mining explosives company, BME, has developed a new pumpable, bulk emulsion system to provide greater safety and control of explosives in the mining sector, reports BME mining engineer Selwyn Pearton. 

Coal-mining hotbed menace to conservation groups

24th October 2008 The Mpumalanga province has a total of 65 coal mines, producing 80% of South Africa’s total coal production, and creating abundant employment opportunities in the region.  

New tax regimes spearheaded by Zambian Chamber

12th September 2008 The Zambian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) advocated for the revision of Zambian mining tax royalty (MTR), in order to augment government revenue and invest in socio-economic improvement initiatives in Zambia, ZACCI Secretariat policy officer Clive Saili tells Mining Weekly. 

Copper boom leads to infrastructure investment in Zambia

12th September 2008 Mining-focused engineering project house TWP Consulting is in the process of establishing a Zambian base of operations in order to create an efficient delivery infrastructure and consulting services for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contracts in the region, TWP... 

Copper demand increases exploration activity

12th September 2008 Mineral exploration and mine expansion projects in Zambia continue to intensify amidst the surge in commodity prices and copper demand, consulting engineering group SRK Consulting principal consultant Alan Naismith tells Mining Weekly.  

Positive outlook for commodities spurs new plant commissioning

12th September 2008 South African explosives supplier to the surface and underground mining and quarrying industry BME, will be commissioning its first plant in Zambia in order to provide reliability of supply to its clients, BME GM for international marketing Ralf Hennecke tells Mining Weekly. 

Electrical fire disrupts project development

12th September 2008 A remediation programme is under way to mitigate damages to a process plant facility caused by an electrical fire at the Lumwana mine development in Zambia, which is owned by mine exploration and development company Equinox.  

Record copper production achieved by miner in Q2

12th September 2008 Copper production at mining and metals company First Quantum’s Kansanshi operation in Zambia, increased 31% in the three months ending June 30, which contributed to a new quarterly record copper production of 80 600 t for the second quarter of 2008.  

Copperbelt mining boom attracts new business development

12th September 2008 Sensor-based mineral processing technology manufacturer Commodas is actively exploring opportunities in the Zambian copper mining industry, Commodas sales and project manager Fabian Riedel tells Mining Weekly. 

African mining operations benefit from wireless technology

12th September 2008 The market for wireless broadband technology in Africa provides an excellent opportunity for wireless broadband and infrastructure distributor Communication Solutions (Comsol) to establish a pan-African footprint, specifically in the African mining sector, says Comsol sales manager Darren Morgan. 

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